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Hi All
I need some insights in my schedule for the 2015 match, can someone pelase help

I'm planning for the 2015 match, below is my schedule and i can only start the observerships by april 2014, it seems very tight and to get three LOR's i have to be doing 3 observerships till august end, what are the disadvantages or risks i'm possessing doing observership till august and what i should be careful about in this situation while applying for universities, is there any better way to do this? your help needed.

My schedule
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April-2014 - Observership 1 in some institution
May-2014 - step 2 cs preparation (I need 1.5 months for preparing CS)
June-2014 - step 2 cs preparation and taking the test
July-2014 - observership 2 in some institution
August-2014 - observership 3 in some institution

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It's good but pretty tight. Try to do CS a bit earlier but make sure you pass it. I am suggesting that because you have a lot of time to reschedule and prepare.
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Hi All
I need some insights in my schedule for the 2015 match, can someone pelase help

I'm planning for the 2015 match, below is my schedule and i can only start the observerships by april 2014, it seems very tight and to get three LOR's i have to be doing 3 observerships till august end, what are the disadvantages or risks i'm possessing doing observership till august and what i should be careful about in this situation while applying for universities, is there any better way to do this? your help needed.

My schedule
-------------
April-2014 - Observership 1 in some institution
May-2014 - step 2 cs preparation (I need 1.5 months for preparing CS)
June-2014 - step 2 cs preparation and taking the test
July-2014 - observership 2 in some institution
August-2014 - observership 3 in some institution

thanks
RR
This feels like a Deja vu.... I could have sworn I answered this one before... ANyway.. you need to do your CS way earlier and its too much time to prep for it... 3wks is sufficient...

Makesure your observerships are in a hospital which has a residency program... otherwise they will be useless... especially with the interview trend this year... very hard to get interviews....

The way i am reading "some institution", it means you haven't already booked your observerships..... You might want to jump on it asap... it is already getting late and you will most likely not get the schedule you want.....

For LOR, you have up to first wk of oct.. for them to be uploaded....

GET TO WORK BUDDY....
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Try going to www.healthoasis.com and http://www.ameriexchange.org/#!program/cfvg. They can help with the observership experience and hand holding.
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Well for CS you just need to do it before july 12th, otherwise you will fall into a different reporting date. See the link below, it's very precise! I did mine one day before the last day of the testing period and received my results on the same day as everyone.

I would try to change the order of your test and observerships because letter writers usually take several weeks before actually give you the letter. And also you will need 2 weeks to upload the lor on eras, if its an unwaived lor.


April-2014 - Observership 1 in some institution
May-2014 - Observership 2 in some institution
june-2014 Observership 3 in some institution
July-2014 - Step 2 cs preparation and test before july 12th!

You can study for cs during your observer! You will probably find someone to help you with that!


http://usmle.org/step-2-cs/#reporting
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thanks for bringing up this question. i have the same doubt. r u done with ck?
how are you planning to get observership?

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Hi All
I need some insights in my schedule for the 2015 match, can someone pelase help

I'm planning for the 2015 match, below is my schedule and i can only start the observerships by april 2014, it seems very tight and to get three LOR's i have to be doing 3 observerships till august end, what are the disadvantages or risks i'm possessing doing observership till august and what i should be careful about in this situation while applying for universities, is there any better way to do this? your help needed.

My schedule
-------------
April-2014 - Observership 1 in some institution
May-2014 - step 2 cs preparation (I need 1.5 months for preparing CS)
June-2014 - step 2 cs preparation and taking the test
July-2014 - observership 2 in some institution
August-2014 - observership 3 in some institution

thanks
RR
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